This directory contains compressed phastCons scores for multiple
alignments of the following yeasts to the Saccharomyces cerevisiae 
genome (sacCer2):
- Saccharomyces paradoxus
- Saccharomyces mikatae
- Saccharomyces kudriavzevii
- Saccharomyces bayanus
- Saccharomyces castelli
- Saccharomyces kluyveri

The multiple alignments and methods description are at:

For a description of the phastCons file format, see

These alignments were prepared using the methods described in the
track description file:,
based on the phylogenetic tree:

PhastCons was operated with the command:

phastCons - ave.cons.mod,ave.noncons.mod --expected-lengths 75 \
    --target-coverage 0.5 --quiet --seqname chrN --idpref chrN \
        --viterbi ELEMENTS/chrN.bed --score --require-informative 0 \
	| gzip > chrN.pp.gz

Note the two model files here:
	ave.cons.mod and ave.noncons.mod

If you plan to download a large file or multiple files from this 
directory, we recommend you use ftp rather than downloading the files 
via our website. To do so, ftp to, then go to 
the directory goldenPath/sacCer2/phastCons7way. To download multiple files, 
use the "mget" command:

    mget <filename1> <filename2> ...
    - or -
    mget -a (to download all the files in the directory)

All the files in this directory are freely available for public use.
For data use restrictions regarding the genome assemblies used in this
annotation, see

References for phastCons:

Siepel, A., Bejerano, G., Pedersen, J.S., Hinrichs, A., Hou, M., 
Rosenbloom, K., Clawson, H., Spieth, J., Hillier, L.W., Richards, S., 
Weinstock, G.M., Wilson, R. K., Gibbs, R.A., Kent, W.J., Miller, W., 
and Haussler, D.  Evolutionarily conserved elements in vertebrate, insect, 
worm, and yeast genomes. Genome Res. 15, 1034-1050 (2005).

Siepel, A. and Haussler, D. Phylogenetic hidden Markov models.
In R. Nielsen, ed., Statistical Methods in Molecular Evolution,
Springer (in press) (2004).

For a discussion of the methods used to calculate the phastCons scores,
see the description page for the sacCer2 Conservation track in the Genome
      Name                        Last modified      Size  Description
Parent Directory - ave.cons.mod 2009-02-12 10:26 475 ave.noncons.mod 2009-02-12 10:26 475 md5sum.txt 2009-02-25 12:19 1.2K sacCer2.2micron.wigFixed.gz 2009-02-12 11:00 4.4K sacCer2.chrI.wigFixed.gz 2009-02-12 11:00 264K sacCer2.chrII.wigFixed.gz 2009-02-12 11:00 937K sacCer2.chrIII.wigFixed.gz 2009-02-12 11:00 371K sacCer2.chrIV.wigFixed.gz 2009-02-12 11:00 1.7M sacCer2.chrIX.wigFixed.gz 2009-02-12 11:00 516K sacCer2.chrM.wigFixed.gz 2009-02-12 11:00 89K sacCer2.chrV.wigFixed.gz 2009-02-12 11:00 646K sacCer2.chrVI.wigFixed.gz 2009-02-12 11:00 306K sacCer2.chrVII.wigFixed.gz 2009-02-12 11:00 1.2M sacCer2.chrVIII.wigFixed.gz 2009-02-12 11:00 645K sacCer2.chrX.wigFixed.gz 2009-02-12 11:00 877K sacCer2.chrXI.wigFixed.gz 2009-02-12 11:00 783K sacCer2.chrXII.wigFixed.gz 2009-02-12 11:00 1.2M sacCer2.chrXIII.wigFixed.gz 2009-02-12 11:00 1.1M sacCer2.chrXIV.wigFixed.gz 2009-02-12 11:00 920K sacCer2.chrXV.wigFixed.gz 2009-02-12 11:00 1.3M sacCer2.chrXVI.wigFixed.gz 2009-02-12 11:00 1.1M